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Google & Facebook Excluded From Aussie Safe Harbor Copyright Amendments

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Back in March, Australia shelved plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions to services such as Google and Facebook. Now, following consultations with the entertainment industries, the government has revealed it will exclude such platforms from amendments to be tabled Wednesday. Educational institutions and libraries will enjoy new freedoms, however.

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MPAA Warns Australia Not to ‘Mess’ With Fair Use and Geo-Blocking

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The MPAA has submitted its 2018 list of foreign trade barriers to the U.S. Government. The document reveals that Hollywood is concerned that Australia is considering implementing fair use exceptions, allowing circumvention of geo-blocking, and expanding safe harbor provisions for online services. In addition, the MPAA notes that stiffer penalties are required to deter piracy.

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Australian Government Want ISPs to Adopt Anti-Piracy Code

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The Australian Government has proposed new copyright regulations which require copyright holders and carriage service providers to adopt a voluntary code to identify and deter online piracy. The new measures must address the ongoing piracy concerns but should not be too costly or burdensome for ISPs, the proposal clarifies.

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Court Orders Aussie ISPs to Block Dozens of Pirate Sites

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Following two new court orders issued today, Australian Internet providers must block dozens of additional pirate sites. The new blockades were requested by Foxtel and Village Roadshow, and cover many of the most used pirate sources, including Gomovies, RARBG, 1337x and EZTV. Creative Content Australia warns that people who bypass the blocks could easily run into malware, viruses and other nastiness.

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Foxtel Targets 128 Torrent & Streaming Domains For Blocking Down Under

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Foxtel has returned to the Federal Court in Sydney, Australia, with another application to have ‘pirate’ sites blocked in the country. In this round, the pay TV giant is requesting that 128 domains linked to movie and TV piracy are rendered inaccessible by Australia’s major ISPs. The presiding judge today likened the process to ”whack-a-mole”.

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Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’

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Australia’s Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to block users from accessing the infringing domains.

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Australia Readies New Copyright Safe Harbor Consultation

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Last month Australia dropped plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions to include platforms such as Google, Facebook and YouTube. A little over a month later and the topic is back on the agenda, with the government announcing a new consultation aimed at encouraging the growth of the digital economy while protecting copyright holders.

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Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook, et al

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In a surprise setback for companies such as Google and Facebook that leverage user-generated content, Australia has dropped plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions. The move follows intense pressure from copyright holders, who said that a change in the law would hurt artists’ ability to get fairly paid for their work.

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Australia Copyright Safe Harbour Provision Backed By Prime Minister

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Moves to introduce a copyright ”safe harbor” provision for platforms such as Google and Facebook have received a boost in Australia after receiving backing from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Supporters believe the changes will fix a long-standing error in copyright law, but creative industries argue that it will hurt their ability to get paid fairly for their work.

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